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The long-awaited 16-80mm f/4 seems to be ready
#31
Working on it, getting some usable sample images is one of the biggest issues currently. Forecast promised some sun for the whole (past) week, now that it's almost friday I still haven't seen a single ray of direct sunlight...

Sitting on the desk, btw, is also what I think is the largest dedicated APS-C lens as far as I know...
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#32
(01-24-2020, 09:08 AM)mst Wrote: Working on it, getting some usable sample images is one of the biggest issues currently. Forecast promised some sun for the whole (past) week, now that it's almost friday I still haven't seen a single ray of direct sunlight...

Sitting on the desk, btw, is also what I think is the largest dedicated APS-C lens as far as I know...

Isn't it about the same size as the Fuji 10-24mm f4?
And compared to the MFT 12-100 f4 lens, it's quite compact ;-)

BTW, do you still more-or-less live (or often visit) in Switzerland or not any more?
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#33
(01-24-2020, 01:33 PM)thxbb12 Wrote: Isn't it about the same size as the Fuji 10-24mm f4?

I wasn't talking about the 16-80, but a different lens. Very different, actually Wink

(01-24-2020, 01:33 PM)thxbb12 Wrote: BTW, do you still more-or-less live (or often visit) in Switzerland or not any more?

Sorry, no. That chapter is closed.
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#34
Greetings to all, this is my first post. I have been using the XF 16-80mm f4 for 2 months, it was in kit with the X-T3, all seasoned with a good cashback. Probably not having spent too much on his purchase makes me more benevolent and less critical towards this lens. Like everyone else, I also started photographing walls and bookcases to find out how many lines per cm I got, then I went out to photograph the world and I find this lens absolutely splendid and perfect for its purpose. It is well built, the AF is instantaneous, WR and OIS work very well and the resolution is fine from corner to corner with a tip of excellence in the center of the image. When they say that its 3D performance is better than 2D it is true. Probably f5.6 is the best aperture but F4 is already workable. When I was a child, my teacher said that apples should be added to apples, it is useless to make comparisons with lenses that have other purposes. I did a comparison test with the Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6, a lens that everyone considers excellent, and I can say that the images are practically superimposable. I apologize for my poor English and I hope the concepts have been understood ...
#35
Hey Dariba,
Can you post some full resolution shots taken 16mm and 80mm at f4 and f8 please (at base ISO of course)?
I'd like to inspect the corner sharpness at full resolution.
Thanks.
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#36
Your English is very understandable.
#37
(01-30-2020, 05:16 PM)dariba Wrote: Greetings to all, this is my first post. I have been using the XF 16-80mm f4 for 2 months, it was in kit with the X-T3, all seasoned with a good cashback. Probably not having spent too much on his purchase makes me more benevolent and less critical towards this lens. Like everyone else, I also started photographing walls and bookcases to find out how many lines per cm I got, then I went out to photograph the world and I find this lens absolutely splendid and perfect for its purpose. It is well built, the AF is instantaneous, WR and OIS work very well and the resolution is fine from corner to corner with a tip of excellence in the center of the image. When they say that its 3D performance is better than 2D it is true. Probably f5.6 is the best aperture but F4 is already workable. When I was a child, my teacher said that apples should be added to apples, it is useless to make comparisons with lenses that have other purposes. I did a comparison test with the Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6, a lens that everyone considers excellent, and I can say that the images are practically superimposable. I apologize for my poor English and I hope the concepts have been understood ...

Sounds like field curvature which is less relevant in real-world than on walls.
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#38
Ok, I travel for work now, but as soon as I get to my computer, send some photos...
#39
You asked for a bloodbath... this looks promising.


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#40
The image has been scaled back too much to see a bloodbath..
  


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